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22.06.2012 General News

Workshop for Illustrators of Children's Stories scheduled for Accra

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Accra, June 22, GNA - The Golden Baobab Foundation, in collaboration with the Ghana Chapter of the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) an NGO would organise a nine-day Children Illustration workshop from July 19-27 in Accra.

The workshop is to identify Ghana's most talented and promising children's illustrators, provide training to increase their skills, and offer them local and international exposure.

A statement issued by the Foundation and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, on Friday, said the workshop was being facilitated by Mr Meshach Asare, one of Africa's top children's writers and illustrators, who has won numerous awards including The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.

It said 10 top illustrators in Ghana would be selected to attend this workshop for free after which they would be instructed in various illustration techniques for children, as well as receive constructive critique on their work.

“The participants will be identified by their incredible artistic talent, proven appreciation for children's literature, and demonstrated desire to excel in the field”, the statement said.

It said the artwork produced at the end of the workshop would be exhibited at the IBBY 2012 Congress in London and the Ghana International Book Fair in Accra.

The statement noted that interested applicants should be below 40 years old; have a demonstrated interest in “composition”; be talented and enthusiastic; and be determined to be a successful illustrator.


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